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IN BRIEF: Managing Water in Manufacturing

July 8, 2014

We sat down with Markos Tambakeras, chairman of Xylem Inc., to discuss the risks and opportunities presented by water in the field of manufacturing. “Every manufacturing process utilizes water in some extent,” Tambakeras explained. Typically, we think of water as free because much of the time it is free, such as at restaurants and from local water fountains. However, when it comes to manufacturing, the cost of water has become a significant factor. Tambakeras explains how managing water in manufacturing comes down to three things: recycling, quality, and resilience.

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